I'd love to be able to show "new" tasks differently from "started" tasks on the task list (much like how many email clients show a new message in boldface).
i like the idea. good suggestion.
the start field can be used for this... if a task instance is opened in the task form view and the task start is null, then put the current date in there.
This can be used to create reports with info on how long a task is in a 'queue' before acted upon. Very useful info for managers. oh and I like the 'bold' to, but maybe there should also be a column for this.
Now I should (according to the feedback wiki page) make a jira issue and move it down on the list right... ok.. i'll do that.
The action I will take here is to update the task start date as soon as the assignee views the task. Also, I will take the further action of listing new (unstarted) tasks in boldface in the user task list.